Title: To Sir Phillip with Love (the Bridgertons, book #5)
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon, 2003 (reprint with 2nd Epilogue 2017, cover as above)
Source: Purchase, on Keeper Shelf
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 3
Description from Amazon.com:
Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he’d proposed, figuring that she’d be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn’t. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more.
Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn’t marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn’t. Her perfect husband wouldn’t be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn’t help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her?
This offering in the series is not one of my favorites although it is still a very good read. I think I was put off by Phillip’s rudeness toward Eloise, and also I had trouble understanding Eloise’s desperation in finding a husband. Yes, she had turned down 6 offers of marriage but to run off willy-nilly to find a husband just didn’t jive with me. She comes from a very popular and wealthy family so she should have had another chance or two at marriage while at home. She didn’t seem to have too much in common with Phillip, and his children were more than a handful for a woman with no previous experience raising children. We did get to see The Bridgerton brothers once more and they totally outshined Sir Phillip.
(My book did not have the second epilogue that is in the current edition of this book.)
The Bridgerton Series:
- The Duke and I (Daphne)
- The Viscount Who Loved Me (Anthony)
- An Offer From a Gentleman (Benedict)
- Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (Colin)
- To Sir Phillip, With Love (Eloise)
- When He Was Wicked (Francesca)
- It’s In His Kiss (Hyacinth)
8.On The Way To The Wedding (Gregory)